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Poster For Tyler Perry's Easy Rider

Courtesy of, here's the just released poster for Tyler Perry's next mawkish concoction, The Family That Preys which hits theaters on September 12. Notice the spelling of "Preys."

The film stars, Kathy Bates! Yes, Kathy Bates, Mrs Misery herself and an Oscar winner, in a Tyler Perry movie. It also stars Oscar nominee Alfre Woodard, Sanaa Lathan, and Taraji P Henson amongst an all-star cast. With acting talent like this, how bad could this really be? I guess we'll find out in about 2 months.

The synopsis: Wealthy socialite Charlotte Cartwright (Kathy Bates) and her dear friend Alice Pratt (Alfre Woodard), a working class woman of high ideals, have enjoyed a lasting friendship throughout many years. Suddenly, their lives become mired in turmoil as their adult children's extramarital affairs, unethical business practices and a dark paternity secret threaten to derail family fortunes and unravel the lives of all involved. Alice's self-centered newlywed daughter Andrea (Sanaa Lathan) is betraying her trusting husband Chris (Rockmond Dunbar) by engaging in a torrid affair with her boss and mothers best friends son William (Cole Hauser). While cheating on his wife Jillian (Kadee Strickland) with a string of ongoing dalliances with his mistress Andrea, William's true focus is to replace the COO of his mothers lucrative construction corporation. Meanwhile, Alice's other daughter Pam (Taraji Henson), a kind but no nonsense woman married to a hard working construction worker (Tyler Perry), tries to steer the family in a more positive direction. While paternity secrets, marital infidelity, greed and unsavory business dealings threaten to derail both families, Charlotte and Alice decide to take a breather from it all by making a cross-country road trip in which they rediscover themselves and possibly find a way to save their families from ruin.

Whoa, slow down there easy rider... a Tyler Perry road movie? This I've got to see... actually not really, but I'm sure it'll do well with or without my $12.

Here's the poster for The Family That Preys (click for an enlarged view):


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